Fertilizer Current Affairs, GK & News

Fertilizer  Current Affairs, GK & News

What is Green Ammonia?

The Government of India is recently inviting bids for Green Ammonia Projects to reduce the import dependence of the country. As per the Union power and new and renewable energy Ministry, the bids for Green Ammonia projects will be conducted by SECI (Solar Energy Corp. of India Ltd). Why Green Ammonia Projects? To produce fertilisers, ..

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GSFC launches indigenous varieties of Calcium Nitrate and Boronated Calcium Nitrates

On October 9, 2020, the Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals India Limited (GSFC) launched the indigenous variety of boronated calcium nitrate and Calcium nitrate. The Chemicals are being manufactured in the country for the first time. All these years these Chemicals were imported from other countries Calcium nitrate The calcium nitrate is used as water ..

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National Fertilizers Limited launches Mobile Soil Testing Labs

On June 29, 2020, the National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) launched the Mobile Soil Testing Labs. Around 5 mobile labs were launched by NFL to promote appropriate use of fertilizers to maintain soil quality. Highlights The Mobile Soil Testing labs have been constructed on a four wheeler and are are loaded with soil testing equipment. They ..

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Per Drop More Crop: Rs 4,000 crore allocated

The Government of India has allocated Rs 4,000 crores under Per Drop More Crop component of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana for the year 2020-21. Highlights The Government of India has allocated the funds to implement the Per Drop More Crop component and the state governments are to identify the beneficiaries. Along with this, the ..

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What is “Direct Seeding of Rice” being encouraged amongst farmers?

The farmers of Punjab and Haryana are being encouraged to adopt “direct seeding of rice” due to shortage of labourers. This is being encouraged in place of conventional transplanting. Conventional Transplanting During Conventional Transplanting, the farmers prepare nurseries. The paddy seeds are first sown in the nurseries and raised to young plants. These young plants ..

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